Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

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Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by FunkyJase » 08 Sep 2015, 17:45

Does anyone have one of these?
Im curious about the dual inputs with separate gain controls. Is this something where you could run them both and select the gain via a line selector footswitch/pedal like a Boss LS2 or similar? It would be like having an overdrive channel...

That could be kinda cool I reckon...
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by TheBottomLine » 08 Sep 2015, 18:16

I had a tube 800 for a while
The XLR input is for phantom power
You can set a tube gain and a transistor gain from the 6.5 input and then set a blend for those 2 volumes cool amp :thumbup:
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by obsidion12 » 09 Sep 2015, 12:37

I've run one for years.

The gains are simply a gain for each input. You can't switch between them. If you're running a bass into each, it'd be a case of either turning the gain knob down when you're not using that input, having a mute inline for each instrument or turn the volume down on the instrument you're not using.

The second input is a combination jack\xlr plug, it's balanced and has a switch to activate phantom power if you want it.

I've never used the second input. I see it useful for double basses that run a mic, and possibly double basses that run a mic and a pickup.

I didn't realise the tube\solid state knob only affected the jack input, but that makes sense.

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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by FunkyJase » 09 Sep 2015, 14:53

So in theory if you can have two basses plugged into it you can have two different lines going in right?
So a guitar lead from each input going to a line selector like this:
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Or even this:
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Could mean you can have one bass playing and toggle between gain settings (Leaving the blend on 50/50)?
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by obsidion12 » 10 Sep 2015, 10:57

Yep, can't see any reason why not!

Have a play with one prior because I had an issues the one time I plugged a jack into the combo input of my head. I haven't tried it again since. It might have been dodgy wiring on my particular head, I didn't take it back in to the shop because I really needed a head (previous one died, no back up).

Basically if the jack wasn't in there completely straight it was like something shorted and a high pitched digital noise came through the speaker... the head was at rehearsal volume when I did this... I never tried it again!!

It has otherwise has been amazing and has not let me down. Like I said the issue might have just been with my head.

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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by FunkyJase » 10 Sep 2015, 14:44

Ah cool!
I have the LMiii and love it but would love some tube tone and options :-)
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by bigswifty » 11 Sep 2015, 01:33

I have both the LM III and the Tube, and IMO it's really not worth getting the LM Tube for "tube tone goodness". It's very very subtle to my ears. Good amp, happy with mine and I gig it all the time, but the "tube preamp" thing is pretty lightweight.

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FunkyJase wrote:Ah cool!
I have the LMiii and love it but would love some tube tone and options :-)
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by FunkyJase » 11 Sep 2015, 10:03

Ah well that's disapointing to hear.
I wish there was an amp out there that ticked all the boxes. Lightweight, capable of tube grit, warmth, hi-fi, not a digital modeller AND footswitchable as well as being loud and punchy enough for every room yet still sound good at low volumes...

They probably sell heaps of them in Fantasy Land ;-)
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by maxgroover » 11 Sep 2015, 10:11

Have you looked at a Genz Benz Streamliner head?

Ticks all your boxes except for footswitching. But if the footswitching is intended to go from clean to overdrive, there is a gain button on the Streamliner that can do that - you just can't do it mid-song really.
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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by PDOG » 15 Sep 2015, 15:51

FunkyJase wrote:Ah well that's disapointing to hear.
I wish there was an amp out there that ticked all the boxes. Lightweight, capable of tube grit, warmth, hi-fi, not a digital modeller AND footswitchable as well as being loud and punchy enough for every room yet still sound good at low volumes...

They probably sell heaps of them in Fantasy Land ;-)
The MB TSA 500 ticks those boxes IMO :)

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Re: Markbass Little Mark Tube Question....

Post by lukebthomas » 18 Oct 2018, 22:33

Could i run a beat machine into the second input? And play bass on the first input?

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